Staff Correspondent, "Train challenged people for employment," thedailystar.net [Pakistan]
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ECMY career expo urges govt
People with disabilities should be provided with necessary training to enhance their skills and capacities so that they can get jobs, said discussants at a function yesterday.
Physically-challenged people have sufficient talent to perform different tasks accurately. So, proper cooperation from both government and non-government sectors should be extended to help flourish their merits, they viewed.
They were speaking at the ECMY
Under the Enhancing Capacity and Mainstreaming Youths (ECMY) with Disabilities project, the PDF in last one year trained up around 100 people with disabilities to develop their skills in different professions.
The aim of this expo is to build a bridge among officials of different business institutions, entrepreneurs, rights activists and people with disabilities, said Mamunur Rashid, PDF vice president.
Imitaz Ahmed Siddiqui, vice-president of NRB Global Bank, said there are many private companies, which give priority to recruit physically-challenged people.
In a company, there are many tasks that can be easily done by physically challenged people if they are properly trained. So, they should be given necessary opportunities, said Ahasanul Kabir Shumon, a young entrepreneur.
Retired bureaucrat Dr Sheikh Mahmood Ali said physically challenged people in many cases are not treated as human being and deprived of different rights. It should end as they need adequate care.
Kelly Mitchell-Clark, public diplomacy officer of The American Center; and Mariam Akhter, a senior Brac official, among others, also spoke at the event.